(Note: I always pray to God Almighty before making any tea. I ask God to guide me when creating the tea + and for His blessings and the conclusions for making this brand of matcha are: please continue to read…)
(One more note: I have tried matcha on [rare] occasions, for instance in ice cream and once as a sample in a store. Those are only times really. Both times I enjoyed and as a result, sought out to buy matcha to make tea at home.)
This tea is perfect. The taste is ideal, the quality is ultimate, the flavor and smell is life….Further, this tea provides a boost of energy!!
I do not own any wooden whisk, however, a milk frother ($7 at target) which I use to mix the powdered tea with settled boiled water.
I do not immediately pour boiled water when mixing, rather wait a bit, make sure the boiled water has settled and then start the process.
Now, the frother allows me to fairly mix the matcha and the water and make lots and lots of bubbles (foam). This is perfect!! Keep in mind, I prefer those bubbles forming because the tea seems to taste better when there is a bit more time spent with mixing. Create a smooth texture.
You HAVE to try this brand. I purchased this $16.00 (w/ tax). However, this was literally the cheapest ones in the market (Whole Foods).
this matcha is not sharp bitter but medium like any regular matcha.
I do not like to add sugar (just because I’m trying to avoid sugar) or any other additives. Thus, the taste of this matcha is tolerable. I believe you can handle it and enjoy it just as it’s original state. However, I have yet to try milk.
Regarding whether iced/hot:
I enjoy traditional hot matcha. The warmth brings a sense of comfort and coziness (specially during Winter). Essentially, drinking matcha is very spiritual.
Although, I would try matcha iced, just not a fan of iced teas.
The powder mixes great with water and creates a thick texture of just absolute amazingess.
That’s pretty much all that I have to say about this tea. It is wonderful.
When you drink this tea, you may feel relaxed and energized, maybe even vitalized, a sense of happiness and joy. Personally, drinking matcha reminds me of wheatgrass…but just heavier and tea-like.
This tea is meant to be sipped at a slow-paced matter (not gulping it down like a shake). There is an elaborate sense of formal manner when consuming matcha; a sense of enjoyment in a restful, slowed, calmful state of mind. You feel reassured of God’s love with each tranquil sip; in an unstressful environment. You want to finish your cup and cannot wait to make another one because it is habit forming (the entire ritualistic process).
In short, this is tasty tea. I am certain that you will like it too!! I hope that you do. I highly recommend that you buy and experience the high standing of this tea and maybe end up writing your own review as well.
Furthermore, if you don’t have any frother items nor any whisk, you may want to try a blender or simply shaking it in a bottle. It may work just as the same! I have seen some, put matcha in a closed container and shake….this may even work too!!
The key to making the perfect matcha is patience. You have to wait for the matcha powder to reasonably and thoroughly mix with your water (you also have to pay attention to the temperature of your water – I recommend waiting a bit after your water boils)…making sure that your water is at an appropriate heat also requires patience.
As a result, you get a nice green color. Lighter on top since the foam formed, and darker green on the bottom. It is pricey but….high quality meaning that it is the best.
Once you finish your matcha, you have absolutely no want to go back to your regular green tea. This is because, you consume the entire leaf with matcha. Most importantly, matcha is better than coffee because there is a steady caffein built in your body that is relatively fixed.
Again, you have to be tolerant of the tea as you realize the proper way of creating: pouring, mixing (whisking) and etc. You have to slow down when the tea requires and vice versa.
You may have already read the plentiful benefits of drinking matcha..that is good to consider too.
Anyways, enjoy!!! hopefully you learned something new. And also, because the process of making matcha may be challenging for some, I highly recommend praying to God and asking Him to show you the right way of doing so. Peace be with you, in Jesus precious name, Amen! Mini-testimony: every time I asked for God’s guidance, the tea turned out to be great and tasty!!
“God created [food] to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth. …[He] richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment” (1 Timothy 4:3; 6:17).
Thank you God for this wonderfully made tea You have provided for us. Thank you! Blessed be Thou, King Christ! :)
May you be well and in good health. Thank you for reading. May God bless you in abundance (maybe, plenty of your favorite teas! Haha!)